Boone County to host Shane Thome Modified Mania on Aug. 22

first_imgBy Ryan ClarkALBION, Neb. (Aug. 15) – Less than a year after the death of IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified driver Shane Thome, his hometown track is planning a special event in his honor.Boone County Raceway will host the first annual Shane Thome Modified Mania special on Friday, Aug. 22 to remember Thome, who died as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident last September.The Modified division will headline the event with a $2,500 winner’s share on the line and a guaranteed $125 to start the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will join the Modifieds in the draw/redraw special and each feature pays $600 to win.Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6:30 p.m. Hot laps are slated for 7:15 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $6 for ages 9-17. Kids eight and under will be admitted free. Pit passes are $25. Entry fee for Modifieds is $100 and $65 for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods. For more information, call 308 390-0525. The track website is www.boonecountyraceway.com.last_img read more

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Ripley County Middle CC Meet Results

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School boys won the Ripley County meet on Thursday.  Eli Loichinger finished 1st as the Ripley County champion, followed by Jake Chapman, 2nd, Otto Hund, 4th, Cannon Clark, 5th, Emi Lopez, 6th, Santiago Schutte, 9th, and Landon Raver, 10th.        The Batesville Middle School girls finished 2nd in the Ripley County meet.  Kaylynn Bedel finished 1st as the Ripley County champion, followed by Megan Allgeier, 2nd.    Boys-Batesville 18, Milan 56, South Ripley 64  Girls–Milan 36, Batesville 42, Jac-Cen-Del 42The Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams ran in the four school Ripley County Meet at Batesville on Thursday (10/3). The JCD girls’ team finished 3rd in a very close race. Virginia Minch, Emily Carf, and Zeda Kersey from JCD made the All-County Team (Top 10). The JCD boys’ team was incomplete. Marshall Johnson (JCD) made the All-County Team (Top 10).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits and Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img read more

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Pro Basketball League Planned for Africa Next Year

first_imgThe National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation are to launch a professional league in Africa in January 2020.The Basketball Africa League (BAL) will feature 12 teams from at least six African countries.FIBA Africa’s Executive Director, Alphonse Bile, said the league will help players compete in the “best possible environment”. Charlotte Hornets’ Bismack Biyombo is one of 13 African players in the NBA.Bile said: “The implementation of this league is vital to our young up-and-coming players in Africa as it gives them something to take aim at.”FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis added: “It’s a huge joy to see our partnership with the NBA enter unchartered territory as we work together for the first time to maximise the potential of professional basketball in Africa.”Former US President Barack Obama has backed the plans, while NBA legend Michael Jordan, who is now the Charlotte Hornets chairman, was at the launch event in North Carolina.The NBA has heavily invested in Africa with programmes such as Basketball Without Borders and Giants of Africa in addition to having an office in South Africa and academy in Senegal.Since the end of his presidency in 2017, President Obama has helped Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri, who hails from Nigeria, with the Giants of Africa youth basketball programme. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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